Take Your Workout to the Pool
As the weather gets a little cooler, you might be wondering how to make summer last just a little longer. One thing that always makes me think of summer is the pool; I love swimming outside and spending time in the water. I also enjoy swimming for my workout – it’s a great way to burn calories and get your heart-rate going. Not to mention the other health benefits; swimming doesn’t put pressure on joints or limbs like running does. Swimming laps isn’t for everyone though, so try something that works for you. There are so many different ways to work out in the pool: aerobics and zumba are great examples. Aerobics combines stretching and repetitive motions to give a comprehensive workout. Using a water noodle and underwater weights, your workout in the water can be even more complete. Water zumba is even more fun (in my opinion), and a number of gyms are starting to offer classes. Water zumba employs traditional zumba dance moves that are modified for the water. The trained instructor of a class uses these techniques to make sure that you’re burning lots of calories. Not to mention it also helps with flexibility and overall movement. Give aqua exercise a try! Especially as fall weather approaches and it’s harder to find ways to workout outside. Working out in the water is especially when you combine it’s effectiveness with a treatment from New Contours. Getting a treatment will help you get closer to the goal you have in mind and can give you that extra push to get to the gym or go to that zumba class.
Blog post written by Cynthia Richter, a recent graduate of The University of Mary Washington.